Freitag, 16. September 2011

Grilled spicy salmon

I looked out for fresh mackerels to make aji no hiraki but my search at the local fish mongers was hopeless. Did'nt get any. But there was a nice big salmon wispering: "Come on, I am not a bad guy, buy me." I could not resist, just  had to switch my plan.
I decided to put the salmon, bought a big piece of one half, in a nice marinade for a couple of hours and afterwards grill it in my old charcoal grill with dome lid.

The marinade was made from sugar, salt, soy sauce, garlic and ginger. Just before grilling I covered the skinless side with a spice mixture made from sezchuan pepper, crushed coriander seeds, lemon pepper and chili flakes.
before grilling, covered with spices

 The fish was layered skinside down next to the charcoal (only a few charcoal briquettes will do)  and roasted (by closed dome lid) about 30 minutes - more or less.

placed beside the charcoal!

The cooking time depends on the thickness of the fish, so check it once in a while.
The fish has to fall in flakes easily but has to be glossy and juicy, just done:

just a small slice
A side dish I served a small potatoe-spinach leave salad. Made with dark roasted pumpkin seed oil so the colouring is a little off.

All you need is:

Salmon (big piece of a deboned half with skin attached)

about 3-4 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 small ginger knob, grated
1 garlic glove, grated

(mix, place fish skinside down on a cling film sheet, cover with marinade, wrap cling film over the fish and place in fridge for 3-4 hours)

1 teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed
1 tablespoon sechzuan pepper
lemon pepper, freshly grinded by spice mill  (5 rounds)
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes

(Sprinkle over the fish)

5 medium potatoes (firmer kind, cooked in peel), peeled hot and cut in rounds
1 handful baby spinach leaves
some cherry tomatoes, halved
1 green onion, cut in slices
1/4 cup vegetable broth
For the dressing:

1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 dash balsamico vinegar
3 tablespoons dark pumpkin seed oil

(toss potatoes with broth, when cooled down, mix ingredients for the dressing until well blended and toss with potatoes, spinach, green onion and tomatoes)

1 Kommentar:

Hiroyuki hat gesagt…

Sorry to hear about mackerel, but salmon is also good. In fact, my children prefer salmon to other fish.